Harriett Borst


Relationship to conference: Wife of elder, Rev. Donald Roesti, who died in 1965

Date of death: Jan. 6, 2023 at age 100

Arrangements: A celebration of life will be held on Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at Evangel UMC (2656 N Broadway Ave., Rochester). A visitation will be held at the church an hour prior to the service, and a lunch will be served afterward.

The celebration of life will be live streamed at evangelum.org. At the time of the service, click on the live stream button, and then click on the window with the red "LIVE" text.

Appointment information: Rev. Roesti was licensed in the Evangelical United Bretheren (EUB) Church in 1938 and began itinerancy in 1944. He served Minnesota EUB and UMC churches in Preston, St. Cloud (now Grace UMC), Duluth (Chester Park, now First UMC), and Wells.

Mrs. Borst was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Owen, Donald, Floyd, Merlin, and Robert; husbands, Rev. Donald Roesti and Bob Borst; stepson, Greg; and two grandsons. She is survived by her children, Pauline (Steve) and Paul (Jane); stepdaughter, Susan (James); three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, MaryAnn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Pauline Kirschner, 996 Southern Ridge Drive SW, Rochester, MN 55902.

Memorials are preferred to Koronis Ministries' Tabernacle Fund (enter a dollar amount next to "Tabernacle: Continuing the Vision") or Evangel UMC.

An obituary is available on the website of the Mahn Family Funeral and Cremation Services.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404


(612) 870-0058